Foul Play Once Upon A Crime @afterdarkmurder @foulplaygamers @zooloo2008

Foul Play Once Upon A Crime 

Release date : 1st July 2021

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A game for 2 – 5 players | Age 8 +£8.95 + p&p

About the pack of cards

Carabosse the Bad Fairy is dead, and her Big Book of Villainy has been stolen…  

In a shocking revelation, the magic mirror has revealed that all the suspects are goodies, but who had a motive to go bad? 

You’ll need to swap, steal and search for the evidence in order to scupper the other detectives and sleuth your way to victory! 

Let’s just hope your case doesn’t go cold before revealing your solution (dramatically, of course) and catching the culprit! Case closed! There’s more than one way to catch a killer though.  So what’s it gonna be? Good Cop or Bad Cop? 

If you’re playing Good Cop you’re chasing down a specific killer, whereas Bad Cop you’ll have to successfully frame any one of the eight suspects in order to win. Each way to play comes with its own set of rules and tactics, but will you use fair play or foul play?  With these two game modes and every playthrough different, this little game of murder packs quite the mystery, just as fun and confounding as the last.

I normally review crime books but today I have played and reviewed a brand new crime card game.

My thoughts on playing the Murder Mystery Card Game

I love playing board games, we have loads of them also we have plenty of question card games, that we pay with visitors. But this card game with a crime committed was a breath of fresh air being easy to set up and play with just cards, that’s much more easier than setting up a cluedo board game. Three of us played Foul Play Once Upon A Crime. But you can play this card game with just 2 players or up to 5 players. What I particularly think is great about this card game Foul Play is that it’s a fun game for all the family from 8 year olds to adults. I have had so much fun reviewing a crime card game for a change , I must say a huge thank you to ZooloosBookTours for this fabulous opportunity to be involved in this very unique special blog tour.

What’s a Murder Mystery Events Company to do?

With a pandemic sweeping the nation and no sign of being able to perform their confounding criminal cabarets or incredible interactive investigations any time soon, they needed to come up with a plan, another way to provide mystery to the masses (and provide income to keep themselves afloat)!

Well, lockdown does strange things to people, especially actors who can’t go out and perform. So one fateful evening, Ben & Lee Cooper-Muir decided to come up with a whole new way to murder people. Keeping their cards close to their chests they plotted and schemed until Foul Play : The Murder Mystery Card Game was born. So, what to do next? This is where After Dark enters the picture. After all, Ben and Lee were two of the operators of the infamous murder mystery company. Maybe they could collaborate to bring the game to the masses. When Lockdown restrictions were eased a top-secret meeting was held with the other criminal masterminds behind After Dark, Helen Burrows, Sophie Webster & Tom Fisher and a pact was made. The game would be launched and licensed under the After Dark banner.  In true After Dark style, the team burst into action and then began the beta testing, design updates, promotional planning, character changes, proofing, proofing and more proofing until finally all the kinks were ironed out, mysteries solved, and FOUL PLAY came to life!

We hope you enjoy playing it, and although we all hope to be back performing soon, WATCH THIS SPACE! Now we know we can create and produce games we’ve got a lot more fun things planned for the future! 

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